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/ " , rl r. l 2. Study difficult (or boring) subjects first. If your chemistry problems put you to sleep, get to them first, while you are fresh. Most of us tend to do what we like first, TO GET THE MOST yet _e courses we find most .difficult oft_n require the most creative energy. Save the subjects you enJoy for later. If you fmd yourself avoiding a particular subject, you might get up OUT QEj: F an hour early to study it before breakfast. With that chore out of the way, the rest of the day will be a breeze. (If you . ov.er. ..1hat YOlJ CQIltIDually avoid a subject that course might be a potential trouble area. Take a look at the circumstances of this behavior). NOW The following 21 time management techniques are about when to study, where to study, how to handle the rest of the world, and things you can ask yourself when you get stuck. As you read, underline, circle, or otherwise note the suggestions you think you can use. Pick two or three techniques to use now. when they become habits and you do them automatically, come back to this article and pick a couple more. \Vhen to studv .. 1. Plan two hours sfudy time for every hour .you spend in class. There are exceptions, but this is a good general rule. It's also one that few students follow. Students making the transition from high school to higher education are often unaware that more is expected of them. If you are taking 15 credit hours, plan to spend 30 hours per week studying. The benefits of following this rule will be apparent at exam time. 3. A void scheduling marathon study sessions. When possible, study in shorter sessions. Three 3-hour sessions are far more productive for most people than one 9-hour session. In a 9- or la-hour study marathon, the actual time on task can be depressingly small. With 10 hours of study ahead of you, the temptation is to tell yourself, 'Well, it's going to be a long day. No sense getting in a rush. Better sharpen about a dozen of these
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course LEARNING L 110 taught by Professor Afrancis during the Spring '11 term at Community College of Philadelphia.

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